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US vaccine panel downgrades pneumonia shot recommendation

Jun. 26, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A scientific panel has downgraded its recommendation that all retirement-age Americans get a top-selling vaccination against bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and other illnesses. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said routine vaccination with Pfizer's Prevnar 13...

Vaccine panel gives nod to HPV shots for men up to age 26

Jun. 26, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A vaccine against cervical and other cancers should be recommended for both men and women up to age 26, a U.S. government advisory panel decided Wednesday. The vaccine protects against HPV, a virus that is commonly spread through sex and can cause certain cancers and genital warts. The...

Widow: Dangerous conditions at Braves' stadium led to death

Jun. 26, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — The widow of a beer tap inventor who died inside a walk-in cooler at the Atlanta Braves' stadium is blaming a faulty door mechanism and lethal carbon dioxide leaks. Angela Keeling made the allegations in a wrongful death lawsuit filed Friday against the team and its contractors. Todd...

Video shows rescue of baby from plastic bag in Georgia woods

Jun. 25, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff released dramatic body-cam video Tuesday showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office made the video public in hopes that it will generate credible tips in the case. Authorities have...

LPGA leaving ANA Inspiration against Augusta Women's Amateur

Jun. 25, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The LPGA Tour will have a new tournament in Florida at the start of next year, and likely another one in the late spring. The Asian swing of limited-field events at the start of the year is adding a tournament with a full field and a cut. And perhaps the most important piece of the...

Toronto man wanted on rape charges caught at Atlanta airport

Jun. 25, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Toronto man suspected of raping a woman in West Virginia was caught at the Atlanta airport. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 34-year-old Jordan Anthony Doswell was identified as a fugitive Sunday and arrested by Atlanta police at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The...

Carter Center fundraiser to auction off big ticket items

Jun. 25, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A guitar signed by the Rolling Stones, vacations to Hawaii, France and Martha's Vineyard and signed photographs of five U.S. presidents are among the items former President Jimmy Carter will be auctioning off at his foundation's annual charity benefit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Ex-priest dies months into imprisonment for raping boys

Jun. 25, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Catholic priest who pleaded guilty last year to raping two boys decades earlier has died just several months into a 20-year prison sentence in South Carolina. Wayland Yoder Brown, 75, died at a hospital June 8 from what appear to be natural causes, South Carolina Corrections...

The Latest: Judges question Alabama minimum wage suit

Jun. 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing over an Alabama minimum wage law that critics say is racially discriminatory (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Some federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical of a lawsuit that accuses Alabama lawmakers of racial discrimination for blocking the majority-black...

Man ordered held in slaying of Chicago club security guard

Jun. 25, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A second man charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a security guard at a popular Chicago nightclub has been ordered held without bond. Jon Elliot Poole is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Sound Bar security guard Thurman Bailey on March 8. He was arrested last...